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Early careers at AstraZeneca

Real Estate Professional Apprentice

Applications for 2024 are now closed.

About the programme

Real estate is essential to the future success of AZ and we strive to be the “best corporate real estate team in the world for AZ”.

The Workplace Strategy & Innovation Team at AstraZeneca, is a small global team of subject matter experts.  It is the real estate strategic partner, leading and implementing tailored solutions for our diverse portfolio. This portfolio encompasses all asset types including labs, offices and Operations sites.

We ensure our spaces not only meet business needs but are technologically advanced and creatively designed to support AZ being a great place to work. Managing the entire real estate portfolio, our passionate team partners closely with Business Units, applying best practices to provide comprehensive solutions.  From strategic plans and transactions to workplace designs and facilities management. With a strong process focus, we empower internal customers to achieve their key business goals and strategies, supporting them to deliver great medicines to patients and always acting in the best interest of the enterprise.

Some of the topical issues we focus on are selecting the right locations to attract talent to AZ, once the talent is there providing a great place to work to retain it and ensuring AZ’s assets meet sustainability targets.

How does the programme work?

On this apprenticeship, you’ll have a unique opportunity to learn and work in a global company alongside science’s brightest minds and our industry’s boldest disruptors.

You’ll be studying for a level 6 - Real Estate (BA Hons) degree. We’ll fund your degree, and 20% of your time will be spent on your studies.

There are plenty of opportunities for future growth and experience beyond your Bachelor’s. Many of our apprentices go on to enjoy full time positions both in their apprenticeship department and other business areas.

How we will support you

We are huge advocates of scientific early careers. That’s why we offer extensive opportunities to learn side-by-side with a diverse team of therapy area world leading experts at the cutting-edge of research.

On our apprenticeship programme you’ll:

  • Get involved in live projects and tasks
  • Earn a competitive salary
  • Work towards your degree
  • Have the best of both worlds and a direct route into your chosen career

Here, you’ll learn and earn as part of a supportive team, with guidance from expert managers, mentors and buddies from day 1. They’ll help you develop the skills you need, and push and challenge you to be your best and get the most out of your time with us.

You’ll also select your own benefits package with our flexible benefits programme. From lifestyle benefits to comprehensive health, pension, insurance and financial plans, you choose the right package for you. And if you change your mind the following year, you can adapt it. For more information, please click here.

Where you will be based

We have roles available at our Macclesfield site.

Essential requirements

What we're looking for:

  • Enthusiastic, curious people who are keen to learn
  • Innovative and creative thinkers
  • Team players who can also work independently
  • Skilled organisers with excellent attention to detail
  • Multi-taskers who know how to prioritise
  • Great verbal and written communicators with strong interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and rational problem solvers

Please see individual job advertisements for specific educational requirements.

Parents, Carers and Teachers

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Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

Our mission is focused on creating an inclusive and equitable environment, where people feel they belong.
To find out more about our inclusion and diversity policy, click here.

Our recruitment process

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